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Short forms and long forms in the Past Perfect Simple

How to use short and long forms with the Past Perfect Simple

We often use short forms of auxiliaries in spoken English. The Past Perfect Simple is formed with the auxiliary had.

1. Affirmative forms

Pronouns Long forms Contracted forms
I, he, she, it, we, you, they had been Id been
you had been youd been
he had been hed been
we had been wed been

2. Negative forms

Pronouns Long forms Contracted forms
I, he, she, it, we, you, they I had not been Id not been
hadn’t been
you had not been youd not been
you hadn’t been
he had not been hed not been
he hadn’t been
they had not been theyd not been
they hadn’t been